As of 00:36 GMT June 14 there was 52,732 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 220, or 0.42 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 91, or 0.17 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,998** people were discharged.
Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region in a 24-hour period with 43 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 2,091, while 1,014 new infections, its third highest in a 24-hour period and the fourth time a new record has been set there this week, pushed the active caseload to 21,553. Following treatment 563 people were declared as recovered.
In the Philippines 22 fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 1,074, while 605 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 18,612, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 252 people were declared as recovered.
Malaysia yesterday recorded its 120th death with one person succumbing to the effects of COVID-19 while the active caseload eased to 1,014, four of which are serious or critical, on the back of 43 fresh cases and 143 recoveries.
In Singapore the number of COVID-19 fatalities edged up to 26 on the back of one death, while the number of active cases eased to 11,363** on the back of 347 new infections and 768 recoveries
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
Five fresh cases amongst returnees in Thailand yesterday saw the active number of infections there edge up to 89 one of whom is said to be serious or critical, while one new case in Vietnam, also imported, saw active cases there increase to 11, of which one is said to be in a serious or critical condition. Two recoveries in Myanmar saw the active caseload there fall to 88.
There was no change reported in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 115,469 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 59,360 people, or about 51.41 per cent of all Asean infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.00 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 2.02 per cent.
There has been 3,377 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate (CMR) based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 5.38 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the CMR is 2.92 per cent.
As of today, June 14, some 45.67 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.
**On May 28, 2020 the Singapore government announced that it was adopting a “time-based discharge criteria” under which SARS-CoV-2 positive patients will be discharged 21-days after the onset of symptoms, without the need for them to pass two negative tests 24-hours apart, as had been the case in the past.
Discharged patients will be required to self isolate for another seven days prior to commencing work, but no additional tests were announced as going to be performed on them prior to their return to employment. The active case numbers for Singapore past May 29 should be regarded as a guide only.
Global COVID-19 cases up to June 14
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 14, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.66 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 7,855,400*, an increase of 128,307*.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.94 per cent DoD to 431,728*, an increase of 4,039*.
China yesterday reported 11 new infections and two recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 74, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,075, with 78,367 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
However, in filings made after the June 13 cut-off China reported 57 new infections driving the active caseload up to 124.
Brazil yesterday continued to cement its position as having the second most number of COVID-19 deaths in the world behind the USA with 890 new fatalities for June 13 pushing the total number of deaths there to 42,791.
Meanwhile 20,894 new infections yesterday, second to the USA, and 30,918 recoveries saw the active caseload there dip to 380,395, also second to the USA. There has now been 850,796 COVID-19 cases reported in Brazil.
In the USA yesterday 25,237 new cases, 10,441 recoveries, and 701 deaths saw the active caseload jump to 1,172,258 and total deaths to 117,526. There has been 2,142,159 COVID-19 cases recorded in the USA.
The third most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24-hours was attributed to Mexico with 504, but as previously noted, Mexico reports its figures after the close-off for the global tally each day. Its figures therefore reflect the 24-hour period prior.
As of 00:34 GMT June 14 Mexico had reported 424 deaths and 3,494 new cases for the June 14 update, even though June 14 had not commenced there. On figures available at the time of writing Mexico has reported a total of 142,690 COVID-19 cases, of which 20,843 remain active. There has been 16,872 COVID-19 related deaths recorded in Mexico, the seventh most in the world.
India third for new infections
India reported the third most number of infections globally in the last 24 hours with 12,023 new cases driving the active caseload to 150,101, while 309 deaths pushed total COVID-19 fatalities there to 9,199.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, Chile, Pakistan, Mexico, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia , who reported between 3,366 and 8,706 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 101,149*, or 2.58 per cent, over the day prior to 4,020,473.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 10.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 30, with some 500,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 30,030 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 14
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 14
As of 00:34 GMT June 14 there was 3,403,199 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.72 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.59 per cent, or 54,073 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 9.70 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was 8.0 per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 5.50 per cent.
As of June 14, some 43.32 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 50.44 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
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*Daily figures subject to final adjustment.
He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.
He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.
In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.
Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.
In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.
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